Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Announcing "The Bill Everett Archives"! Choose the title, win a copy!

You've read my Bill Everett artbook/bio (right?) - "Fire and Water" (picture left) - and now we can reveal that Fantagraphics and myself are again teaming up to put together a reprint volume of Bill Everett's non-Marvel Golden Age work (from 1938 to 1942). This will be very similar to my "Steve Ditko Archives" series (full-color, 240 pages, introduction by me). We're aiming for a San Diego Comicon 2011 release date.

So how can you win a copy of the book? We'll speak more to the contents (and how you can earn a free copy by helping out with scans) in the coming days, but what we're looking for now is your help in choosing a title for "The Bill Everett Archives". What we need is something in the vein of my Steve Ditko Archives series. Volume one for that was "Strange Suspense: The Steve Ditko Archives v1" and volume two was "Unexplored Worlds: The Steve Ditko Archives v2". A play on words from a title Everett worked on, or from a character that Everett worked on, is ideal, but it doesn't have to be that. It can't be more than 3 words in front of "The Bill Everett Archives".

So, in the Comments section below, post your title by Friday EOD and if I pick it over what I already have come up with, then you get a copy of the book! You can also post it on my Bill Everett Facebook Page. Here are the titles I already have: "Amazing Men: The Bill Everett Archives v1"; "Heroic Comics: ..."; "Heroic Tales: ..."; "Golden Age: ..."; "Deep Blue Sea: ..."; "Raging Waters: ..."; "Just Add Water: ..."; "Raging Sea: ..."; "Thicker Than Water: ..."; "Hell or High Water: ... "; "Troubled Waters: ..."; "Above Water: ..."; "Waterworks: ..."; "See More Glass: ..." (ok, I was losing it by that last one...).

Post your title below and I'll report back next week on this Blog what the winning selection is!

7 comments:

  1. "No Venus Here" is the only thing I can think of...

    Oh, heck- how about "Rising Tides", in keeping with the apparent water theme.

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  2. Beyond the Sea: The Bill Everett Archives

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  5. Bill Everett Archives naming competition is closed. I'll be updating my blog with the next steps. Stay tuned to see if anyone beat what I had. To ensure impartially, I'm going to let Fantagraphics co-publisher Kim Thompson chose the best title. I won't even tell him which ones I came up with first! Good luck to all!

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  6. Hum...
    Too bad, I would have tried "Ultra-Man of the Deep" ;-)

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